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Health care in Kokkola

Health services in Kokkola

There are health centres in various parts of Kokkola. Each health centre has their own telephone number for appointments to see a nurse or a doctor.

Contact information:

Reception/ Halkokari, Rytimäki, Puntusharju, Tullimäki and part of the centre (Team 1)
Mariankatu 28
67200 Kokkola
Telephone: (06) 8287 310

Reception/ Lappilanmäki, Torkinmäki, Kaustari, Etelä-Hakalahti, Kirilahti, Sokoja. Lahnakoski, Näsimäki, Pilesmäki and Linnusperä. (Team 2)
Mariankatu 28
67200 Kokkola
Telephone: (06) 8287 320

Reception/ Kirkonmäki, Isokylä, Kuusimäki, Tervaholma, Kaustari, part of Hakalahti (Team 3)
Mariankatu 28
67200 Kokkola
Telephone: (06) 8287 330

Reception/ Santahaka, Pohjois-Hakalahti, Charlibacka and part of the centre. (Team 4)
Mariankatu 28
67200 Kokkola
Telephone: (06) 8287 464

Reception/Koivuhaka
Mäntynäädänkatu 6
67800 Kokkola
Telephone: (06) 8287 580

Reception/Kälviä
Ellfolkinkatu 5
68300 Kälviä
Telephone: (06) 8287 701

Reception/Lohtaja
Lohtajantie 3
68230 Lohtaja
Telephone: (06) 8287 750

Reception/Ullava
Ullavantie 701
68370 Ullava
Telephone: (06) 8287 639

If you came to Finland as a refugee, please make an appointment for a health check in co-operation with the Immigration Office.

Further information: Health.

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Health centresFinnish | Swedish

Emergency services

Health centres are closed in the evenings and on weekends. In the evenings and at weekends, sudden illnesses and accidents will be treated at emergency services.

Emergency services are meant for patients whose illness requires urgent evaluation and treatment.

In a life-threatening situation, call the emergency number 112 directly.

If you need to use the emergency services in the evening or on a weekend, please call the emergency services first (06) 826 4500.

Joint emergency services:
Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital
Mariankatu 16–20 (l wing, entrance B1)
67200 Kokkola

Further information: Health services in Finland

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Emergency servicesFinnish | Swedish

Children’s health

If a child falls ill, contact the local health centre, if necessary.

Maternity clinics offer services to families that are expecting a baby and children under school age. Maternity clinics handle the vaccinations for children and adults. You can ask for advice by calling your local child health clinic.

A child's health, growth and development are monitored with the help of regular visits to a child health clinic.

A child who has suddenly fallen ill cannot be treated at a child health clinic, but you can ask for advice by calling a public health nurse at the clinic.

School nurses take care of the health of children who attend school. More information is available on the website of the Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite.

Further information: Children’s health.

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Child health clinicsFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Maternity clinicsFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
School health careFinnish | Swedish

Elderly persons’ health

Daalia Health Service Centre offers advice and guidance on health-related issues to those over the age of 65, such as diet, exercise and lifestyle. Vaccinations for those over the age of 65 are provided by a clinic for senior citizens.

Further information: Elderly persons’ health.

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Health Service Centres for senior citizensFinnish | Swedish

Dental care

If you need dental care that is not urgent, please call the centralised appointment booking number for dental health care services.

Appointments by phone: (06) 8287 450

Main health centre dental clinic
Mariankatu 28, 67200 Kokkola

Koivuhaka dental clinic
Mäntynäädänkatu 6, 67800 Kokkola

Torkinmäki dental clinic
Korpintie 11, 67100 Kokkola

Kälviä dental clinic
Ellfolkinkatu 5, 68300 Kälviä

Lohtaja dental clinic
Lohtajantie 3, 68230 Lohtaja

Ullava dental clinic
Ullavantie 701, 68370 Ullava

On weekdays, there is an agreed amount of time reserved for emergency dental care at all dental clinics.

Urgent dental care/first aid (on evenings, public holidays, weekends and at night):

Emergency dental care offers first aid in the case of sudden dental pain and accidents involving teeth.

Emergency dental care (evenings, public holidays and weekends) is available at the dental and oral diseases outpatient clinic of Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Services, Mariankatu 16-20, 67200 Kokkola (1 floor, D part), on weekday evenings at 4 pm–9 pm and on weekends and public holidays at 8 am–9 pm.

It is advisable to call the emergency services before arriving at the clinic. The telephone number for contacting emergency services is (06) 828 7450. Please take a queue number when you arrive at the clinic, if you do not have an appointment.

Urgent dental care/first aid (emergency services during the night):

Urgent cases are treated by the joint emergency services at Oulu University Hospital at 10 pm−8 am, tel. (08) 315 2655.

Further information: Dental care.

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Dental careFinnish | Swedish

Mental health

In case of mental health problems, please contact your local health centre or occupational health centre in the first instance. In case of urgent mental health problems, contact the emergency services of a health centre.

Further information: Mental health.

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Emergency servicesFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Health centresFinnish | Swedish

Sexual health

If you want information or help in matters related to family planning and contraception, please contact your local health centre. You can make an appointment at a health centre if you need contraception, you are considering an abortion, or if you suspect that you have a sexually transmitted disease. You can also make an appointment for a general practitioner at a health centre for a gynaecological or urological examination.

You can also contact a local maternity clinic in matters related to contraception.

Further information: Sexual health, Contraception.

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Health centresFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Contraceptive adviceFinnish | Swedish

When you are expecting a baby

Contact a maternity clinic, when you notice that you are pregnant. The well-being of the mother, baby and the whole family is monitored at a maternity clinic during pregnancy.

Further information: When you are expecting a baby.

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Maternity clinicsFinnish | Swedish

Childbirth

The maternity ward is open at all times. You can call the maternity ward when you are about to set off for the hospital to give birth or if you want to ask for advice. The entrance to the hospital from 7 am–8 pm is through the main entrance of the central hospital; at other times, please use the door to the shared emergency services/polyclinic.

Contact information for the maternity ward:

Mariankatu 16-20,
67200 Kokkola
Telephone: (06) 8264355.

Further information: Childbirth.

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Maternity wardFinnish | Swedish

Medication

You can buy medicine from pharmacies. You can go to any pharmacy. You can also visit a pharmacy in a municipality other than the one in which you reside.

Further information: Medication.

Disabled persons

A disabled person who lives in Kokkola is entitled to receive services that he or she needs on similar grounds as other residents. However, because of his or her disability or illness, the person may also require services provided by the disability services to ease his or her daily life. Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite is responsible for disability services in Kokkola and you can apply for their services and support measures from the office.

Plenty of services are offered for those with severe disabilities. These services include, for example:

  • transport services
  • remodelling and necessary equipment for a home
  • equipment and devices
  • personal assistance and daytime activities
  • service housing
  • informal care allowance for persons under the age of 65 and rehabilitative work experience.

You can also apply for special housing, short-term and temporary care and non-institutional care guidance.

You can obtain more information on services for the disabled at the Social Welfare Office for the Disabled of Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Services (SOITE), tel. 040 804 2122

Further information: Disabled persons.

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Disability servicesFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCity of Kokkola:
Early childhood special educationFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCity of Kokkola:
Contact information for basic educationFinnish

Disabled child

Special support in day care and school is arranged for disabled children. You can obtain information on special day care from the early education services of the city of Kokkola. You can obtain more information on services provided by schools from the Education Office.

Education Office (Sivistyskeskus)
Rantakatu 16 (5th and 6th floor)
67100 Kokkola
Telephone: 040 8065 149

Further information: Disabled child.

linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite:
Disability servicesFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCity of Kokkola:
Early childhood special educationFinnish | Swedish

linkkiCity of Kokkola:
Contact information for basic educationFinnish